1. The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, by RJ Smith
“Everybody at Grimey’s loves James Brown,” Kimbrough says.
2. The Death of Bunny Munro, by Nick Cave
This is the second novel from Cave (of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) who will be doing an in-store appearance on March 16 to sign his novels and records. Though spots for the signing are full, Kimbrough says, the novels and records are on sale at Howlin’ and Grimey’s.
3. The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta
The story of the bewildered citizens of a suburban community who find more than 100 people have disappeared at the same time. Kimbrough calls it “a very exciting page turner about the Rapture, where people vanish without explanation. It’s a great book for heightening discussion between those who do and do not believe.”
4. The Beatles in Comic Strips
A collection of some 200 comic strips dedicated to the band. “People are freaking out over it since we’ve had it on display,” Kimbrough says.
In the used book section, Kimbrough says they’ve been moving a wide selection of Beat Generation writers: Bukowski, Burroughs, Kerouac and Ginsberg.